Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "College Integration Small, But Accepted"

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Article "College Integration Small, But Accepted"

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This article from the Richmond News Leader focuses on the development of racial integration in Virginia colleges, and its acceptance in campus life. Although integration is occurring, the percentage of black students on formerly all-white campuses is still small, and the same for white students at predominantly black colleges. The Richmond News Leader conducted a survey of integration at public and private Virginia colleges, acquiring a range of results. According to the data, institutions without black students have commented that they've neither received black applications or the applications from black students have failed to meet qualifications. It is impossible to perfectly document how much integration has occurred at these institutions, mainly because most of their records are nonracial. Hilldrup addresses that the increase of black students at formerly white institutions has begun to put pressure on black institutions to admit qualified white students. This pressure will increase the racial integration of qualified students at institutions of all types.

Source

Hilldrup, Robert P. "College Integration Small, But Accepted." The Richmond News Leader (undated). RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 1 "US Government: "Civil Rights" HEW 1968 and 1969," University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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The Richmond News Leader

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undated

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English

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NL6.2.5.25.1-undated.pdf

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Richmond (Va.)

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Hilldrup, Robert P., “Article "College Integration Small, But Accepted",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 10, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2507.